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Test for the administration

  ON Monday, people are ex­pected to troop to polling centers to cast their votes in the upcoming midterm elections. We now see several television ads of candidates from the Administration, opposition, and independent ones, briefly explaining their background and programs while urging the electorate to vote for them. To some, the midterm polls are […]

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No right

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No right

  IN plain and simple words, Chinese fishing vessels have no right whatsoever to harvest giant clams found in Panatag Shoal. As explained by Jay Batongbacal, director of the University of the Philippines Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea (UP IMLOS), the overexploitation of the so-called Taklobo back in the 1980s rendered […]

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Don’t forget Sabah

  IN the heat of controversy concerning territorial dis­putes as China continues to maintain its hold on certain parts of the West Philippine Sea, the Philippines should not forget the fact that Sabah is also part of its terrain. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Teodoro Locsin reminded people in his online post to keep […]

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No one wants war, but…

  President Duterte surprised everyone with his speech in Palawan recently when he threatened to send his soldiers on a suicide mission if China does not pull out its ships near Pag-asa Island which is occupied by the Philippines. Our people closely monitoring the developments in the West Philippine Sea have long been waiting for […]

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Apology

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Apology

  DEPARTMENT of Agri­culture Secretary Manny Piñol recently apologized for the advice given by the Bu­reau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to Filipino fishermen – that they desist from entering the Scarbor­ough Shoal following reports that they were being harassed by China. It pertained to the earlier statement made by BFAR Director Eduardo Gongona […]

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Bullies up to now

  A VIDEO documentary was released apparently show­ing China’s forces are back to their old bullying ways, harass­ing and driving Filipino fisher­men away from the Scarbor­ough Shoal. In the documentary, two Filipino fishermen described how the Chinese Coast Guard would seize their catch and compel them to leave the area. They said that apart from […]

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